Anatomy of the eye includes lacrimal gland, cornea, conjunctiva, uvea (iris, choroid & ciliary body), lens, blood supply, retina, vitreous & optic-nerve. For ophthalmologists, optometrists, medical, dental, and optometry students, eye-anatomy forms the basis for eye-pathology in diseases: dry eye, retinal detachment, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, eye-trauma etc.

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Monday, February 13, 2006

Lacrimal gland

Here are some questions for you to keep in mind.
1. Name all the lacrimal glands of the orbit.
2. Approximately how many lacrimal glands are there?
3. Exactly, where are the main lacrimal glands? Do they rest in the lacrimal fossa?
4. What types of accessory lacrimal glands are present around the eye and where are they?
5. What do the lacrimal glands produce?
6. What organisms do not need lacrimal glands?
7. What is the blood supply to the lacrimal gland?
8. What is the innervation to the lacrimal gland?
9. Describe the lacrimal reflex arc for tearing.
Please identify the structures shown in the photographs below. Click on the photos to enlarge them. Then link for the answers.


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